How do Kentucky schools support students in the aftermath of a bus crash?
It has been more than a year since the crash happened, but the memories do not absolve themselves easily in this firsthand account.
JCPS Students Speak Out About "Transportation Disaster"
We heard from JCPS students on their experiences getting to and from school on August 9th, the impact this had on their bus drivers, and more.
Youth Voice, Authorship, & Democracy: Unpacking Media Literacy with Dr. Renee Hobbs
In this Q&A with The New Edu’s Sara Falluji, Dr. Renee Hobbs breaks down what media literacy is, the importance of youth voice and authorship, and how intergenerational conversations factor in
When Legislators Won’t Listen: A Student Reflects on SB 150
Students walked out and protested against SB 150. Now, we’ve been failed by a system that is meant to protect us.
We Were Impacted by the Old National Bank Shooting. We Need Better Gun Control Legislation.
Following the Old National Bank shooting in Louisville, two students speak to being indirectly impacted by gun violence–and call for change.
Senate Bill 150 Is a Step Back Into the Closet for Trans Kentuckians
On March 29th, Kentucky's Republican supermajority voted to override Governor Andy Beshear’s veto—making SB 150, sweeping anti-trans legislation targeting trans youth, law.
For LGBTQ+ Students in Kentucky’s Catholic Schools, School Isn’t Safe
Prejudice, exclusion, and hatred are subjects they know all too well.
Kentucky schools should provide menstrual products, period.
Senate Bill 55 mandates that all public and charter schools with grades 4-12 have free period products available for students.
Student CROWN Act Advocates Rally At Capitol
Organized by ACLU Kentucky and the Real Young Prodigys, hundreds of students across Kentucky joined forces to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 63, colloquially known as the CROWN Act.
Harmful Lessons: How Kentucky classrooms can perpetuate violence and what we can do about it
Curriculum violence can be either intentional or unintentional, but it still negatively impacts students and causes lasting harm.
3 Bills Would Increase Student Representation in KY Education Decisions
The three bills enable Kentucky students to hold their schools accountable, and are backed by bipartisan support.
Kentucky Student Journalists Need New Voices Legislation
Join Kentucky’s youth journalists in recognizing Student Press Freedom Day on February 23rd and supporting the New Voices Legislation.
Under Pressure: An essay on school stress and mental health
Immense pressure built into school isn’t consistent with supporting students’ mental health.
We Need More Student-Led Mental Health Guidance in Schools
Over 130,000 young Kentuckians deal with anxiety and depression. We need to center students’ mental health solutions in schools.
Down the Drain: School Bathroom Privacy & Upkeep
This is the first installment of Down the Drain on bathroom maintenance (and who pays for messiness) and school bathroom privacy.
Down the Drain: Vaping, Vandalism, & Bathroom Safety
This is the second installment of Down the Drain on what happens in a school bathroom besides the obvious, from vaping to vandalism, and bathroom safety.
Down the Drain: Real School Bathroom Accessibility
This is the third installment of Down the Drain on bathroom policy, from time to actually get to the bathroom to the lack of accessible, gender neutral bathrooms.
Young Kentuckians have essential role in realizing Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream
Across Kentucky, young people are taking to heart MLK’s admonition from a Birmingham jail cell that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
The Changing Climate Around Environmental Education in Kentucky Classrooms
How we teach environmental education in Kentucky is crucial not only for our planet, but for the future of our generation.
Should Sixteen be the New Voting Age?
Today is Election Day and we, as 16 and 17-year-olds, do not have the right to vote for matters that impact us more than anyone.